Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
Initiative takes afterschool programs to affordable housing communities.
More attention, training needed to solve the problem of misleading grades, author says.
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
More than 1 in 10 students statewide were chronically absent from school in 2017-18. Rates for students in marginalized groups much higher than the state average.
Unaccompanied immigrant students face a daunting set of obstacles to finish high school. Many students have survived severe trauma in their home countries or missed years of school.
State must invest new revenues in public education and modernize data system, author says.
Early detection and correction of poor vision is key to giving all children an equal opportunity to learn.
But social and emotional support can help more students succeed in college.
Schools must be both creative and effective at responding to discipline problems.
Getting Down to Facts II finds strong support for education reforms but also obstacles to student achievement and a need for more funding.
Nearly 8 million students nationwide were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year; California accounted for more than 760,000 of those children.
Foundation is funding school and district networks to heighten middle and high school success for low-income African American and Latino students. Six California-based organizations will receive $40 million out of $92 million awarded nationwide.
Corrected for problems with past years’ calculations, 82.7 percent in the Class of 2017 got their diplomas compared with 83.8 percent the year before.
The lawsuit demands that the state improve reading and writing instruction in schools serving low-income students of color.
Social workers, legal referrals, tutoring and health services are among the district's offerings.